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F
false negatives

Spam that is mistaken for legitimate email.



false positives

Legitimate email messages that are mistaken as spam.



farming

See pharming .



file infector virus

A type of computer virus that attaches itself to a program file. It executes when the file is run.



filename extension

A three-character suffix that is part of a computer file name (for example, .jpg and .doc ). Common to files on a PC.



firewall

A device or program that blocks outsiders from accessing a computer connected to the Internet. Some firewalls also monitor data traffic outbound from a computer or network.



firmware

Programming stored on a chip inside a device (such as a network router) that controls it.



fishing

See phishing.



freeware

Software offered to the public free.






Absolute Beginners Guide To. Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
ISBN: 0789734591
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 168

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